Celebrating Our Past

YDMA established in 1964

The Future is Bright

Promoting mushing to kids in the Yukon Territory

The Yukon Dog Mushers Association


The Yukon Dog Mushers Association is the oldest mushing association of the Territory established in 1964.

Our association is dedicated to:

  • Promote mushing to kids through educational events
  • Maintain the Ibex Valley tracks for sprint and recreational mushing & skijoring
  • Organize the annual Babe Southwick Memorial sprint race

The association was revived in 2016 by a group of passionate people who want to ensure the continuity and the development of sprint mushing in the Territory. The Ibex Valley tracks once a vibrant mushing destination for famous mushers are being maintained again with the goal of building a new club house in the near future.

The Yukon Dog Mushers Association is a proud member of the International Sled Dog Racing Association and Mush with PRIDE

The Ibex Tracks

The Ibex Tracks are located at Km 1448 on The Alaska highway. They are groomed regularly and easily accessible. If you are a trail user, please consider becoming a YDMA member to help us with grooming and maintenance costs. (Find us on Google Maps)

We would like to thank

Our Sponsors

for their generous donations throughout the year that make our events become a reality!

The Kids Events

We organize the “Learn to be A Musher” events to present the multiple aspects of the sport and organize kids races in the Territory. In the long term, we want to build a small mushing community building and mushing school at the Ibex Valley Tracks.

Yukon Dog Mushers Association, the oldest mushing association in the Yukon Territory

Yukon Dog Mushers Association
PO Box 40146
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 6M8

(867) 633-3659